The Washington Capitals Took An Ad Out In A Las Vegas Paper To Praise The Entire Golden Knights Organization
There's no doubt about it, this is a classy move. Blurred and slurred in what appears to be an all-time bender is that the liquid diet that the Stanley Cup Champs are currently on came at the expense of an expansion team that overcame historic odds. Ovechkin and Company deserve every single watt of the spotlight, but when - if ever - the proverbial keg finally gets kicked on the Washington Capitals' frat party there's going to come a time when we all sit back and appreciate what the Vegas Golden Knights were able to do in coming within three wins of the most expedited title in sports history. The organization that was doing parade prep got a head start on everyone else by taking out an ad in a Las Vegas newspaper on the day in which they were officially commemorating their championship, and they deserve credit for being so humble in victory.
All that being said, I think we can all agree it's a bit easier to shower your opponent with compliments when they are run by the same man that put together half of your roster that will now reign eternal...
Not to make it sound any less generous, of course, but the least the Washington Capitals could have done for George McPhee was to give a noble nod to the second championship contender he has put together in as many tries. I'm sure this was nothing other than a genuine show of praise towards a worthy opponent, but best not forget that "world class" descriptor when the head of that class helped give you the world.